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with some areas getting more than a foot of snow. >>> investigators in kansas city try to stay ahead of that storm as they search for clues in a deadly explosion and fire that leveled a restaurant. >>> and a new twist in the oscar pistorius murder case. the lead investigator is now facing attempted murder charges. captioning funded by cbs is now facing attempted murder charges. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, february 21st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well this morning a major winter storm packing heavy snow is moving into the nation's heartland. at least 15 states are under a winter watch or advisory, and tens of millions of people are in the storm's path. some areas can expect more than a foot of snow. heavy snow is already falling in kansas. state offices there will be closed until tomorrow morning. residents have been urged to stay off the roads. near tucson, arizona, the world golf championship match play event was suspended due to a freak snowstorm. blizzard warnings were posted
are on a friday field trip in boston this morning. >> we are inside this city's historic hall. we'll get into everything that makes boston such a great place. there's a great crowd outside all fired up. can't wait to get outside and say hi to them. >>> meteorite coming out of russia, absolutely terrifying and frightening. >> this is something you expect to see in a weird movie. you can see that meteorite as it's burning, streaks across the skies in the euro mountains overnight, 900 miles of east of moscow. seconds later you can hear that loud explosion. >> unfortunately there's been some injuries this morning. duncan golestani has more. >> reporter: traveling at 33,000 miles per hour, no wonder people were panicking. streaking across an early morning sky, a burst of light and an explosion of sound. unverified pictures appear to show russian's city's close shave with a meteorite. locals heard and felt the shock wave of it passing. people stunned sbun sure of what they had seen were left staring at the meteorite's trail. this man said it lasted three, maybe four seconds. more than 400 are
. >>> the great american city of kansas city was rocked to its core last night. a huge explosion at a popular restaurant, well-known locally and to business travelers. one person has been found dead. the search for more possible victims goes on. and there's a big early indicator as to the cause. nbc's john yang with us tonight from the scene. john, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this evening we're learning new details. the gas company says that 45 minutes before the explosion tore that restaurant apart, they tried to get people to leave. the blast was so strong, it rocked buildings blocks away. >> boom! everything just exploded. it was just the scariest thing i ever witnessed. >> reporter: the fire was so big, it engulfed a city block, raging out of control for about two hours. >> the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: more than 100 firefighters battled the blaze at its height of four-alarm fire. authorities said 15 people were taken to area hospitals, at least one of them in critical condition. once the fire was out, firefighters combed the de
in objection today with a high of 48 but all snow in oklahoma and kansas city with temperatures staying in the mid-20s throughout the day. how much snow will fall, where we see some of these purple areas, we're talking an foot of snow by the time it's said and done friday morning. but a large area of this dark blue could see up to a foots of snow and that includes places like wichita, kansas city, and even areas west of st. louis could see some very heavy snow amounts. amounts. again, that's going to be friday morning. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. >>> overseas to the third day of oscar pistorius's bail murder hearing, but it may have been undermined. the lead investigator faces attempted murder charges himself and the prosecution admits it has no evidence challenging pistorius's story that he shot his girlfriend by accident. tina kraus reports from london. >> reporter: a police van took oscar pistorius back to court for what could be the final day of bail hearing to determine his fate. family members carried the athlete's clothes from a police station whe
are not seeing any backups just yet. we have a crash at number in the city. otherwise, we are looking pretty good. 95 into the fort mchenry, things are looking good. this is 895 at the harbor tunnel. there should not be any problems. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> an agonizing wait that stress on for four days is finally over. >> what a nightmare. the carnival triumph limped into port. pastor's falling put their feet on dry ground. jay gray has more from alabama. >> finally a triumphant return. >> it is the best feeling. >> the end of an exhausting journey. prayers answered as passengers and crew members poured out of the ship in waves, most pulling luggage. a few in wheelchairs. many still wearing their robes from the cruise ship. the unofficial uniform of sorts. >> we are like a family now. we went through hell. >> no air conditioning, little food, and mounting raw sewage and human waste. the result of a few functioning restrooms on the vessel. >> it was like being locked in a porta-potti that caught on fire. >> back to hotels in new orleans. some still trying to come to terms with
was found. >>> 5:10. city leaders in oakland are giving the go-ahead to a few more weeks of extra police patrols from the chp. councilmembers voted last night to aprove $162,000 to pay for the program for another 60 days, two more months. the highway patrol has been supplementing the understaffed oakland police department at no charge since november. the agreement was scheduled to end on february 28. >>> residents are taking a stand against property crimes in one oakland hills neighborhood. they are paying for private security patrols. each household will plan $60 a month for one guard to parole a half mile in the oakmore area. neighbors say the understaffed police force has led to a rise in home burglaries there. >> i would say the last six months that it feels like it's gotten noticeably worse in this neighborhood. >> the patrols are expected to begin in about a week. >>> time now 5:10. front row contender the chances the next pope could be an american. >> plus hack attack. how the u.s. government plans to strike back at online thieves. >> a massiv
new england this weekend. >>> and we're on a friday field trip in miami, one of the hottest cities in the country. look at the size of the crowd that's come to greet us, "today," friday, february 22nd, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today." "today's" friday field trip with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from miami beach. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on this friday morning. we've got a great crowd in miami, up early, out on the beach in south beach. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside willie geist in for matt lauer, al roker and natalie morales. i could get used to this. >> i could definitely get used to this. >> sunny, warm, 75, seven miles of beaches on miami beach. we don't know if a lot of people are here early or up late from last night. >> little of both. >> feels like a mix, doesn't it? >> the party will continue. flo rida will perform a live concert here. pitbull will show us around his town, mr. 305, mr. miami. >>> different start to the day in cities like chicago, kansas city, tulsa, where drivers a
of a big u.s. city. the blast felt a mile away. tonight, they're still digging through what's left. >>> storm warning. a huge winter system on the move. a dangerous mix in 18 states, 30 million americans in the path of this one. >>> and hoop dreams for the unlikely star of the high school basketball team crushing the competition, though he's just about half their size. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. growing up in this country, you get accustomed to hearing the united states is the greatest nation on earth and the mightiest military force on the planet. what we don't like is feeling vulnerable, the way we do after we have been attacked. and now that we have learned of a massive cyber attack, electronic espionage allegedly at the hands of a branch of the chinese military, and the kind of attack we've been warned about for years, today the white house took action. the problem is, this wake-up call has already hit a slew of big companies, and could reach into our power grid,
, everyone. yes, it is cold again in new york city. but we're not talking about cold around here. we're talking about the cold in florida. we have hard freeze warnings. crops are in danger. we are starting off especially northern florida with temperatures in the 20s and 30s. head north a little bit and we saw snow in the carolinas. one to two three inches of snow yesterday. the snowman and the flag and everything. but the snow is over in the carolinas. just time to clean things up. we're looking at four to six inches on top of a storm that where he had last week. up in maine we could see the potential for blizzard-like conditions into the eastern coast of maine where we have blizzard warnings posted. that's on top of two feet of snow in that region. that region could pick up three to six inches out of this storm. >>> we'll see you in just a moment with the national forecast. now here's erica. >>> crowds are gathered for pope benedict xvi's tpeufrpbt sunday blessing since announcing his retirement. anne thompson is there. good morning. >> good morning, erica. it was a jam-packed st. p
37 degrees in santa rosa 36 in napa low fifties already in the oakland and mid-40s in redwood city. mid-60's in oakland expected today and into the north bay and '60s there as well. upper 60s expected in napa and a little bit chillier in san francisco getting up to only 62 degrees. the full forecasters coming up including showers. >> oakland police are searching for suspects this morning following a deadly shooting saturday. the shooting happened just before 5 p-m on 8th street near the west oakland bart station. you're looking at video from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. a male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. this was the second homicide in oakland on saturday. a man was fatally stabbed on the 700 block of east 11th street. >> in the north bay. the coast guard is investigating how a ferry collided with a small boat injuring two people. one of them is in morning. the accident happened around four o' clock saturday afternoon. with a goldengate ferry. that ferry was on its way to san francisco from sausalito and had five hundred peopleno one on the ferry was hur
from kansas city to chicago were canceled overnight and traffic here in northern illinois is very slow going, and in fact the snow itself may be diminishing but it's going to be replaced by something even worse, ice. charlie, norah? >> dean reynolds thank you. meteorologist jeff berardelli, where is the storm headed now is. >> it's moving toward the east. it's weakening but another storm will move up the eastern seaboard and may give significant snow to interior portions of new england so let's go to the maps and show you what's happening. we have some heavy snow in parts of michigan still heavy snow around milwaukee, wisconsin, moving north of there right now and some rain to the south but as we kind of look ahead into tomorrow, the worst of it looks to be probably starting midafternoon in new england, but notice along the i-95 corridor philadelphia, new york city, all the way to about boston it's mainly going to be rainfall however just interior from boston and boston is going to be a very close call it will be a mix of wet, heavy snow and rain and inland
york city, the blade runner, oscar pistorius, is free to go. the judge granted bail for the history-making track star accused of murdering his model girlfriend, and the judge's ruling capped off a long speech inside the courtroom. reporters say he went on for nearly two hours, recapping the arguments from both sides and the drama that unfolded during the past week. the south african runner is alleged to have killed his girlfriend. he fired not one but four shots through the bathroom door. oscar pistorius said he thought he was firing at an intruder. the track star openly weeping in court again today. the judge also slammed the former lee detective saying he, quote, bungled while gathering evidence. that investigator is now off the case after cops revealed he faced seven counts of attempted murder from a different shooting. here's the judge. >> i come to the conclusion that ... the accused will be released on bail. >> you heard supporters of the track star shout, yes, and a similar reaction from fans outside the courtroom. look. >> now, keep in mind, as star pistorius is not out of t
to the southeast of new york city and eventual towards southeastern sections of new england and intensify as it goes by. good news, new indications are it will be a little weaker than we were thinking and also a little further south and east. as you look at the forecast into tomorrow, it's just rain for the big city, philly, new york, mix of rain and snow in providence and hartford. into boston. and then it continues o advance with heavier snow to fall in central ex ises of new england and then that storm moves along and pulls out of the way early next week. it will still leave a sizable amount of about three or six inches to boston. two or three in hartford. the old storm is still causing snow across the northern plains states. a swath from the u.p. of michigan into wisconsin. just when that was out, look what's diving into the pacific northwest. another storm that will dive across the rockies and produce snow from there on into the plains states into early next week. >> shepard: nick gregory from wnyw. thank you. passengers on a flight that landed in cleveland got a scare when the plane
benedict asked eded pilgrims to pray for the next pope. he will eventually live inside vatican city. that will allow him to keep out of the public eye and ensure his personal security. because the vatican is sovereign territory it will make it impossible for the lawyers to try to sue him for the sex abuse scandals which some have tried do. when a pope dies they put things under seal but he plans to keep writing. issues on what to call the pope will be bush of emeritus of rome for which he'll receive just over $3,000 a month. there's still no firm decision whether church law can be altered to choose a pope 15 days after benedict leaves office. prior to the conclave the cardinals speak their minds and get to know each other. a crucial inltd rim according to senior adviser greg burke. >> some of the advisers are known. a lot are not. it's interesting. they get together a few times a year, but it's not like they all know each other well. >> reporter: the last time he saw the pope he was hard of hearing, thin, and partially blind in one eye. >> we're joined now from vat
into interior sections of new england, almost no snow for new york city. mostly a rain event from new york city and new jersey all the way down into much of the parts of the delmarva peninsula. we will have to keep watching this and plus there's another system that's going to be coming out of the pacific northwest today that's going to cause more problems for everybody who got hit in kansas, missouri and iowa earlier this week. >> this week is going to be a wild one. >> very active week. like flo rida. >> thanks very much. let's head back to new york for a check of the other top stories and check in with carl. hey, carl. >> good morning. good morning, everyone. a manhunt has intensified after a deadly shoot-out in the heart of the las vegas strip. nbc's miguel al mcguire is there with the latest. good morning. >> carl, good morning. police are combing through mounds of surveillance tape trying to identify murder suspects. they say this began in a parking area and spilled out on to the street just behind me. mayhem off the vegas strip. a car fully engulfed in flames after a wild shooting. three
's square at vatican city. ben, how are people reacting there? >> people are reacted very positively. we had well over 100,000 people in st. peter's square and the area around it, the city of rome had provided additional security, additional buses to bring the people here. there were pilgrims from all over the place. we heard the pope addressing the people in st. peter's square in italian and french and spanish and portuguese and spanish. a very large crowd. when he finished his address in all those language, a very loud applause to pope benedict. he only has five days left before he officially steps down as pope at 8:00 p.m. on the 28th of february. susan? >> ben, are people speculating more about why the pope is resigning? i know he said it has something to do with his health, but there is gossip and rumors surrounding the real reasons why he is stepping down. anyone talking about that? >> oh, yes, many people are and, of course, this is all based upon these reports and two italian media. a daily newspaper here and a weekly news magazine, which suggests that the pope was inspired to resign
in kansas city. sending more than a dozen people to the hospital. still an active scene overnight. >>> bail hearing day two is under way for olympic hero oscar pistorius. new details emerging in the case against him. >>> a young girl hurt in a freak fire. investigators trying to find out if hand sanitizer ignited badly burning her. >>> after her own health battle, robin roberts returns today. the day her fans and her work family here at abc have been waiting for is finally here. >>> good wednesday morning. crews are still searching through smoldering rubble in an upscale area of downtown kansas city. >> more than a dozen people were injured and cadaver dogs were brought in to make sure no one is buried underneath. they suspect a gas leak touched off the massive explosion and fire that hit a powerful restaurant. it rattled windows and doors blocks away from the scene. >> the ground just shook. sounded like -- it was a giant explosion. >> and the explosion hit. and it hits you like a shockwave. >> the heat from the fire came into my car. my windows were up. but i could feel the heat. >> befor
a big city like manhattan, right? >> of course. it's a shock wave, basically. the physics of it is it hits the earth's atmosphere and feels like a brick wall to it. because of how fast it is moving. and when you hit a brick wall you basically explode. that's what happened here. exploded in midair. that shock wave shatters glass or anything sort of fragile and breakable over a huge radius. remember the oklahoma city bomb that destroyed the building it hit, but of course much glass was broken in the surrounding area. that's the effect of a shock wave air blast of an explosion of this kind. >> this seems to have come without warning. is this the sort of thing that scientists aren't able to detect in the atmosphere? >> yeah. below a certain size asteroid, they come in without warning. exactly. above a certain size, a radar can detect them. the military certainly has a smaller threshold for what they can see coming in. by the time you see them coming in, there's no defense against them. something this size is not going to render the human species exstint. something large enough
on the scene in that small russian city that was hit by a real meteorite. that report coming up. >> over 1,000 people injured there. they thought a plane had crashed. so many people nervous there. >>> also, from shooting stars to hollywood stars. tom cruise is back in the headlines this morning. you'll recall that the actor sued a tabloid magazine over reports that he abandoned his daughter, suri, following his split from katie holmes. and it turns out, the tabloid isn't going down without a fight. now, a publisher is threatening to play hard ball by demanding very personal details from the hollywood megastar. >> the question is, will he cave? >>> also this morning, a medical miracle straight out of science fiction. restoring a woman's sight using a bionic eye. it's an extraordinary story. that's coming up a little later in the broadcast. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and abc news meteorologist, ginger zee, who also tracks john schriffen for us, is on the case th
correspondent takes us through the city where the meteor hit. >>> breaking their silence. the blade runner's family on their son and the murder charges that he now faces, just as the reality show starring his slain girlfriend debuts with her still in it. >>> caught on tape. crash landing. "the view" from inside the cockpit, as the 7-month-old baby surviving in his father's arms. >>> sally's secret. with the oscars approaching, tonight, revealing what happened in her own life that suddenly changed how she played mrs. lincoln. >> it will be one of the things that i remember forever and ever and ever. >>> good evening. thanks for being here this saturday night. we do begin with the aftermath from that massive meteor that came crashing to earth, thousands of people still stunned by what they saw. new images coming in this evening, the streak across the sky that kept getting brighter. these images captured by a dash cam. look at this tonight, clearer picture of the icy lake, where they believe a piece of that meteor came crashing through. tonight, the massive cleanup, the miles of broken glass,
was enough to tie up traffic yesterday. it dropped fewer than three inches on the city, nothing chicago can't handle. it was still the largest amount of snow this season. and enough to cause several accidents on several streets there and, of course, on the highways. now, chicago is not alone. look at this a multi-vehicle crash shut down part of interstate 80 in iowa. semi truck lost control, smashed into a cable barrier and then a charter bus smashed into the semi, slicing it in half. carrying the simpson college softball team. no one was hurt. one player tweeted an ainngel mt be watching over them. >>> people in this building thought it was an earthquake when sheets of snow is it started sliding off the roof. described it as the sound of a thund thunderous roar. wichita saw its second highest two-day snowfall total on record. >> is this what nupg can look forward to this weekend? karen mcginnis is tracking the storm for us. that could have been dangerous if someone had been walking on that street. >> that was from an ireporter, amanda slchlt aviana. she thought it was a hurricane at first.
of the country. thousands of cars stranded. buses out of control on city streets. tornadoes damage the south. it's all moving east with heavy rain and snow to areas already buried. >>> breaking right now. olympic hero oscar pistorius will learn whether he will go free or stay behind bars. his case to get out of jail. >>> vegas on alert after the dramatic gun battle on the strip. bullets fly between a range rover and a maserati outside the famous casinos. three killed, at least six injured. police on a massive manhunt for the shooters in the suv. >>> and these shocking sects caught on tape on a moving ski lift. the teenager, falling four stories down, smashing into the side of the mountain. he's okay. and revealing this morning, what caused his astonishing fall. >>> and good morning, america. happy friday to all of you. as we told you, robin will be pacing herself. she feels fantastic right now. but she's sleeping in this morning. a busy couple of days coming up. she'll be interviewing michelle obama and also going to the oscars. great to have amy robach in this morning. we're going to be bringin
to get stuck somewhere. >> reporter: hundreds of flights from kansas city to chicago were canceled overnight, and the traffic around here is very very slow. indeed the snow is going away but it's about to be replaced by something even worse. ice. charlie, norah? >> dean reynolds thank you. and meteorologist jeff berardelli of our cbs affiliate has more. >> another storm is going to develop along the eastern seaboard, move up and may give significant snow into interior portions of new england. let's go to the maps and show you right now. as you can see we have heavy snow in parts of michigan. still heavy snow in milwaukee and wisconsin. as we kind of look ahead into tomorrow, the worst of it looks to be probably mid afternoon tomorrow. notice all the way to about boston it's mainly going to be rainfall. however, just interior to boston and boston's going be a very close call. it will be a mix of wet heavy snow and rain. and even into nevada it looks like snow is possible. vermont, new hampshire, the berkshires and maine. in fact we're expect significant snowf
, as authorities in four states search for the driver of that range rover, police here in sin city are trying to calm nerves. thursday's shooting marks the fifth violent incident on the popular vegas strip since december. >> this is something you never really, really ever want to explain as a parent, to lose a child -- >> reporter: and police are continue to look surveillance video this morning, trying to look for clues that will lead them to the shooter. amy? >> all right. >>> sam is tracking the latest weather. >>> good morning, everyone. not just that snow, ice and cold that you're talking about. more than 1100 miles worth of storm from the great lakes all of the way to the gulf coast. we'll start with one of the tornadoes in mississippi. you can see it in the light area. the twitter pictures. the idea four tornadoes possibly in that zone, three have been reported. we're looking at storm damage that's eeril similar to tornado damage. strong, gusty winds. in one part of texas, a woman, a 74-year-old woman was killed when a tree limb from that storm came down on her home. on to the north, yo
inches of snow on the ground in kansas city will see an additional 6 to 12 inches. in chicago, you're also going to be dealing with this. looks like tuesday we'll start to see the snow come in. possibly 3 to 6 inches of snow, there are 3 inches of snow still on the ground. we're going to watch this storm take shape. same areas getting a lot of heavy snow. eventually this will move to the east coast again. we'll be watching this one very closely. back to you. >> kim, thank you. >>> the pentagon made a big announcement as we headed into the weekend. it's putting the country's single largest weapons program on hold. all 51 of the pentagon's new f-35 fighter jets will be grounded following the discovery of a cracked turbine blade in one of the plane's engines. it's the second time in two weeks the government has had to pause the $396 billion weapons program. >>> trouble for another big program tonight. at this moment the most contaminated nuclear site in the country is leaking a mix of radioactive and toxic material into the soil. the waste is coming from old underground tanks in washi
. the city is hosting free auditions looking for people to work as its wendy or wendell the water drop. auditions are today from noon to five at the bryant street pumping station in northwest. good luck if you are going to try to be the water drop. >> i want to see some video of the dance moves or whatever moves you got to have. >> take your cameras if you are trying out. >>> coming up next we'll go live to fox business in new york for a look at the markets. >> this is a super sized sandbox for adults. this gives people a chance to play with bulldozers and excavators as if they were on a construction site. >> that's too much work. >> before they do, they have to take a class. >> so have you to take a class and then go to work. >> let's just go to the pool. >> i like that better. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. all stations come over to mithis is for real this time. step seve
, then reach out to each of those women. reporting live at city police headquarters tonight, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> adam, thank you. baltimore city police have established a tipline for possible victims. you may call them at 410-396- 2269. >>> less than two weeks after being convicted of murdering a promising honor student, lawyers for michael johnson are requesting a gnaw trial. and mary is live with the developments in this case. >> reporter: according to our media partner, the baltimore sun, his attorneys allege the prosecution made improper statements to the jury and withheld information. johnson was convicted earlier this month on second-degree murder. prosecutor says he sexually assaulted and then killed phylicia barnes, and then dumped her body in the river. the prosecution was based largely on testimony from a man who said he saw barnes body in johnson's apartment. >> johnson is scheduled to be sentenced march 20t. he faces a maximum of 30 years in prison. >>> just as jury selection began, a plea from a 15-year- old baltimore county tee
. but the temperatures, that's what's critical tonight. from the city on north and west. 32 now. 30 up in hagerstown. 27 in oakland. any of this precip, that reaches the ground. if it an is an -- is an untreated roadway, there could be slick spots coming up later tonight. so please be careful. we do v have, in fact, a winter weather advisory in effect through tomorrow morning. that's when things begin to change. tim has a look at what we expect here on saturday. >> well, this system definitely broke apart as it moves to the east. the northern portion withula the snow went up toward the great lakes. southern portion really started moving across the carolinas. and that is what we're expecting to see more of as it moves into the region. we're seeing temperatures staying right at freezing, as bob mentioned. but they are going to go up. so it makes most of this stay in the form of rain as it stays close to the coastline and starts to make its way up to the northeast. we are seeing the temperatures hovering right around freezing as bob mentioned, which means that we
so much in the cities that it's just become a natural thing. but no, it's terrible. when you get to the presidential election, where you are? >> exactly. and that's a problem. how does the president of the united states take advantage of this? how does he -- >> i think he is. >> i think he is. i agree with mika. you give a speech and you talk about background checks for gun cguns which people want. >> what about the sequester? >> the sequester has an advantage. this is cruel to republicans but it's true. not many people know what it is, but it sounds stupid and cruel. therefore it's a republican thing. it just sounds stupid. >> stupid and cruel. >> explain to people, there's just over one week to go until the march 1st -- you're going to be tough, too, aren't you -- deadline when the automatic spending cuts take a big bite out of federal programs and the pentagon. 800,000 civilian employees have been told by the defense department that they will likely be placed on unpaid leave. with the house and senate still in recess, a number of democrats are calling for congress to reconvene
's wednesday, february the 20th. with us on set here in new york city, msnbc contributor mike barnic barnicle, economic analyst steve rattner, former policy adviser to the bush administration, dan senor, "fortune's" assistant managing editor, leigh gallagher and editorial writer for "the washington post," msnbc contributor jonathan capehart. morning, everybody. >> morning. >> good morning. >> morning. >> joe and mika have the morning off. have we heard enough yet about the fight between the press and the white house over tiger woods? >> oh, stop it. just please, stop it. >> mike, as a grizzled veteran journalist, what's your view? >> just stop it. it makes us out to be spoiled, pampered, you know, people. just stop it. you know? he played golf for two days. they press complaining about access to the president, and they have this squabble. it happens every couple years. nobody pays attention to it except the press. it's time to move on. >> jonathan capehart, isn't this, though, about a bigger question? it's not just about seeing tiger woods for the press, it's about not getting as much access
a kansas city restaurant was flattened in a huge natural gas explosion and fire. nbc's john yang is at the scene this morning. good morning. >> good morning, david. they're bringing in cadaver dogs and heavy equipment to look for one person still unaccounted for. given the enormity of this explosion, it is remarkable so far there are no official fatalities. daylight reveals the destruction caused by a massive explosion and raging inferno in an upscale shopping district. a popular restaurant levelled. the blast came at about 6:00 p.m., happy hour. the fire so big it engulfed an entire city street. the impacts of the blast felt blocks away. >> everything just exploded. it was just -- >> it shook the entire area. it set off all the car alarms through the entire block. the flames were even taller than the building next to it. >> reporter: at least 14 injured, one critically, taken to area hospitals. at a news conference officials said one person, a female restaurant employee, is still missing. >> we have been in contact with that person's family who is still missing and our sympathy
. it caused intense loud and a loud bang. shock waves blew out glass and buildings in six cities and up to 500 people were injured by flying glass. >> another astronomical event happens later today. an astroid is due to make a close fly by of planet earth. but nasa says there's no chance the 150-foot astroid will hit us. at the closest point it will be 17,000 miles from earth, and that's closer than weather and tv satellites that are in orbit. we're giving you mixed messages there. we're saying it's not far, but it's closer than weather and tv satellites. okay. greg was in here, and i was happy to hear his explanation of things. >> he says we don't have to worry about it. in the meantime, do we have to worry about the weather? here's tucker barnes with the answer. >>> potentially so. thank you very much. not this morning. lots of sunshine. cool start to the day. later this afternoon, rain showers move in for the evening commute and might transition to snow later tonight. a lot going on weather-wise. 37 now at reagan national. 34 this morning dulles. bwi marshall 33 degrees. make sure the kids
his way to the city where meteor came crashing down. >> reporter: the blast was bone-rattling. the giant meteor exploding in midair, knocking people to ground, sending others fleeing. stunned residents say they still can't believe what happened. "it's something we only saw in the movies," he says. "we never thought we would see it ourselves." today, the cleanup began. over 24,000 troops and emergency responders arriving to help, collecting debris from a collapsed wall, replacing and boarding up blown-out windows. nasa says this was the biggest meteor to hit earth in over a century, weighing more than the eiffel tower, its explosion in the atmosphere, the equivalent of 30 hiroshima bombs. officials say over 1,200 people were injured, over 4,000 buildings damaged and over 1 million square feet of glass shattered, the size of about 20 football fields. there are broken storefronts and windows like this one all throughout the city, you can see them all the way down the street behind me. the city is littered with broken glass that caused most of the injuries. the hunt is on
explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, and a singing star wh
. and free delivery. this is eye opening. this is sears. >>> here's a look at the forecast in cities around the country. new york, expect rain, high of 47. miami, high of 80. chilly, 20 degrees in chicago. dallas, mostly sunny, 62 the high. los angeles, expect afternoon rain. >>> in sports now, the owner of the los angeles lakers has died. jerry buss bought the team in 1979. and over the years, he won ten championships. he died monday due to kidney failure. jerry buss was 80 years old. bill whitaker looks back at the man who brought showtime to the nba. >> reporter: he was not a flashy man, but oh did jerry buss know how to put on a show. >> oh! magic ahead -- >> reporter: with star athletes bringing artistry and drama to the court and the lakers girls adding sizzle, buss made courtside at lakers' games the place to see and be seen. they called it showtime. [ cheers ] >> reporter: bob steiner was his long-time friend and associate. >> l.a. had hollywood. jerry wanted to bring the lakers to the hollywood level of glamor and entertainment. >> reporter: the man with a ph.d. i
in kansas city goes up in flames. >> another day in court for oscar pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend. what authorities say they found inside his home. >> i am live at the convention center. we' >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we start on the outer loop of the beltway at 295. word of a disabled vehicle as we continue to build in volume. 214 is our first accident at turkey point road. north and southbound traffic looking heavier in the past few minutes. a nice start on 95 coming out of the white marsh area. problem free. that is southbound traffic down towards the beltway. 11 minutes on the north side. 12 minutes on the west side. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with ava marie joining us live from the convention center. good morning. >> let's look at the temperatures right now. 36 degrees at the inner harbor. it is a chilly start to the day. we are starting off with mostly dry weather. feeling ill crafty at the convention center. the american craft council show come
kaye. i want to start with you in vatican city for a beginning and end of sorts here. pope benedict xvi is residing from st. peter's square right now. this is one of the last appearances he will make as pope. on the other end of the spectrum it is audition day for some of his successors. joining me now from rome cnn international correspondent ben wedemen. ben, i want to start with pope benedict. how will he spend his last 11 days now as pope? >> well, right now what we see is a much larger crowd that he's addressing in st. peter's square. numbers as high as 150,000 people on a normal sunday it wouldn't be even half that number. now, he's going to give this angelus prayers and address the faithful in a number of languages. right now in italian but also be speaking with them in english, polish, german. also today, however, he's going to go into a week of retreat for the period of lent and during that time he will be meeting in prayer and contemplation with many senior bishops and cardinals and, obviously, when that week comes to an end he will resume his normal activities, which include
restaurants like you see here in the city? apparently they are all wrong. the calorie detective uncovers the truth behind some of those popular foods. "fox & friends" right now. hello, tucker. >> roll it. ♪ ♪ >> it's that time of year again. one of our favorite times of the year. forget the groundhog. when bass pro shops rolls into town here on the show and rolling out spring fishing classic you know spring is in the air. >> yeehaw. >> unbelievable. i sincerely believe that one of its biggest customers and fans, i can say bass pro shops pops up on spring it is spring. >> mark the season. we will be showing you all of the great sales have going on right now. i'm excited to be getting back out there now that the lake is starting to freeze. >> rather than ice fishing? >> i don't know how they do it. >> sit out there with a beer. >> right for a couple hours. >> and solve the world's problems. >> good morning, guys, nice to he see you guys. >> good morning. let's talk about this. of course, washington. while no one is in washington right now. they all left on their vacations and the seque
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